WELCOME TO THE OREGON CHAPTER OF THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION
Welcome to the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and our website. You can use our website to learn about what we do, register for our many activities, and share your thoughts about how to better the practice of federal law in Oregon.
Our local FBA Chapter is comprised of approximately 400 federal judges and practitioners, and our organization is the primary source of educational programs and contact with the federal bench in Oregon. The Federal Bar Association's mission is to strengthen the Federal Legal System and the administration of justice by serving the interests and needs of Federal practitioners, the Federal judiciary, and the public they serve.
Our FBA Chapter keeps a busy calendar. We host monthly luncheons with the judges on the third Thursday of every month at the University Club (1225 S.W. 6th Ave.). We present reasonably priced CLE programs designed for federal practitioners, we co-sponsor social events with the judges (like the terrific picnic at Judge Leavy's hop farm), we produce and update a local Federal Court Handbook, and we author an award winning newsletter that includes stories about federal events and cases, and legal updates. We are proud to provide academic awards and scholarships in pertinent areas of federal practice, and we reach out to the Oregon community with a variety of law-related activities.
All of this work is accomplished by an amazing board of volunteer attorneys who devote their time, effort and energies to improving the practice and the collegiality of federal courts in Oregon. Chapter members come from private practice, government agencies, local industries, law schools and local courts. I encourage everyone who appears in federal court in Oregon to join our chapter, join us for lunch, attend an FBA sponsored CLE or social event, submit a newsletter story, or any of the above. Please join us today by following the membership link.
Thomas R. Johnson, Jr.
The U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society invites you to the annual Bench and Bar Social on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Join your colleagues from the Bench and Bar to enjoy the summer weather on the Ninth Floor terrace. You bring the witty repartee and we will provide the complimentary hors d'oeurves and drinks. Please be prompt as the courthouse doors close at 5:30pm.
Please join the Oregon Chapter of the FBA at the Federal Courthouse for our Spring Cocktail Party. No cost and no RSVP required, just come ready to have fun!
Please join us for our monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 16, 2013, where we will be privileged to hear from Judge Elizabeth Perris of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Judge Perris' talk is entitled, "Five Reasons You Don't Need to Panic When You Hear the Word Bankruptcy."
We hope to see you all there!
Please RSVP and specify either vegetarian or meat lunch to Connie VanCleave, email@example.com, or (503) 205-2304. You may pay online by clicking on the PayPal link below, or you may send a check, payble ot the FBA, to FBA Oregon Chapter, c/o Connie VanCleave, 3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower, 111 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204.
(Please include your full name in the note section when you pay through PayPal.)
The Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association seeks candidates for its 2013-2014 Board of Directors and for its officer positions. If you are interested in serving, please contact Tom Johnson at TRJohnson@perkinscoie.com by April 12, 2013.
Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Presents: Young Lawyers Lunch Series "Brownbag with the Bench". This is a new program designed to introduce young lawyers to our federal judges in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
On April 29, 2013, meet the Honorable Ann Aiken, Chief Judge, as she gives an overview of her path to the Federal bench and her role as Chief Judge. Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants and you must be a current FBA member to attend. RSVP by April 19th, and we hope to see you all there!
Please join the FBA for our annual spring reception May 16, 2013 from 4 to 6:30pm in the lobby of the Hatfield Courthouse. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served along with appetizers. There is no cost, but please register if you plan to attend. RSVP information is coming soon.
On April 5, 2013, please join us for a tribute to Judge Helen Frye with an event sponsored by the US District Court of Oregon and the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. It will take place at the University School of Law in Eugene, Oregon and is hosted by the school as well as the Lane County Women Lawyers.
There will be a keynote by Prof. Renee Newman Knake of MIchigan State Univeristy College of Law, encouraging legal practitioners to channel their pioneering spirits through innovation in the delivery of legal services.
Please register at: law.uoregon.edu/Helen-Frye-2013
Please join us on Thursday, April 18, 2013 to honor Courtney Angeli and Bryan Lessley as the Burns Award Winners!
The event will take place at the Univeristy Club in Portland, Oregon and is $22 for members, $24 for non-members, and $200 to sponsor a table. Sponsors will be recognized in the program.
To register, please print out the attached PDF and mail it along with a check payable to the FBA to:
FBA Oregon Chapter
c/o Connie VanCleave
3400 US Bancorp Tower
111 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
Forms with payment must be received by April 11, 2013.